Viper 5XR Hovercraft


The Carbon Fiber Viper 5XR is the flagship in the Viper Hovercraft five person range and provides the ultimate in performance. The overall finish and fitment is beautiful

The Viper 5XR has the highest power to weight of any hovercraft in its class while maintaining a strong durable design. This model has exceptional responsiveness, stability and overall performance.

The Viper 5XR is made from Carbon Fiber and further reinforced with ballistics grade Kevlar. Only the best high end fabrication techniques and resins are used throughout the manufacturing process.

The Viper 5XR features plenty of exposed carbon fiber while still maintaining a durable, high quality gel coat finish where necessary.
The Viper 5XR hovercraft is fitted with worlds best 100hp, 3 cylinder, water cooled two stroke engine. This engine is commonly used in small helicopters and light aircraft. This engine is the most suitable 100hp two stroke engine on the market for small hovercraft. The engine is light, quiet, efficient and has exceptionally long engine life.

Like all our models, the Viper 5XR is easy to fly and requires very little power to maintain cruise speeds in windy and choppy conditions.
Viper 5XR features :
•  Capacity to seat five adults and gear in comfort
•  Enclosed electrical and engine air-intake filtration system
•  Externally vented and removable aluminum fuel tank
•  High gloss, marine grade gel coat finish
•  Our own unique HTD tooth belt drive system incorporating a torsional dampener
•  Unique 5XR logos
•  Large storage capacity
•  High buoyancy capacity

Construction Detail :
•  Vacuum formed epoxy/carbon fiber/Kevlar foam composite hull and deck with localized Kevlar reinforcement
•  Hand laid Vinyl Ester/CSM/Carbon/Kevlar fan duct
•  Hand laid Vinyl Ester/CSM/carbon fiber components
•  High performance, chemical resistant, Vinyl Ester based marine grade gel coat
•  Carbon Fiber Dash
•  Carbon Fiber control vanes
•  Carbon Fiber flow straighteners
•  Carbon Fiber Elevator system
•  Galvanized engine frame
•  Aluminum coated exhaust system with silencer
•  Colors - White, Central Blue, Safety yellow, Signal red, Chrome green and more

Attachments :
•  Forward and rear deck cleats
•  Forward tow point
•  Gunwale to provide Impact protection
•  Elevator system
•  Flow straighteners
•  Molded carbon fiber light bar and exhaust cover
•  Auto bilge pump (500gph)
•  Orange strobe light
•  Cockpit hand rails
•  Deck and floor anti-slip finish
•  Quality coated nylon skirting
Dash components :
•  Tachometer
•  Hour meter
•  Fuel level gauge
•  Voltmeter
•  Water temperature gauge
•  Choke control (on handle bar)
•  12 Volt external outlet

Standard inclusions :
•  Operator manual and log book
•  15 spare skirt segments
•  Spare ignition key

Options :
•  Navigations lights
•  Oil injection
•  Fuel injection
•  Forward compartments
•  Forward foot wells
•  UHF marine radio
General Viper 5XR
Seating 1 crew. 4 passengers, Inline
Length 4.6m (15 ft)
Width 2.2m (7.2 ft)
Height 1.6m (5.2 ft)
Weight (dry, no options) 265kg (584 lb)
Payload 500kg (1,100 lb)
Hover height (avg) 240mm (0.78 ft)
Positive Buoyancy 850kg (1,873 lb)
Fuel capacity 50 L (13.2 gal)
Thrust (Approx) 140kg (309 lb)
Speed - smooth water 80kph (43 knot)
Speed - ice 110kph (59 knot)
Ideal Cruise speed 35 - 60kph (16 - 32 knot)
Endurance 4.5 - 5 hours average
Noise 72db @ 30m (full power)

Engine Viper 5XR
Capacity 939cc
Type Water-cooled, three cylinder, two-stroke
Power Hirth 74 kw (100 hp) @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel 95 - 98 Octane unleaded 2% oil premix
Ignition Dual sparkplug per cylinder
Starting Electric start
Generator 12V DC 30amp = 250 w
T.B.O. 900 - 1000 hours
Drive system HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener
Propulsion Integrated thrust and lift

Viper Hovercraft
Viper Hovercraft
Viper 5xr Hovercraft
Viper 5xr Hovercraft
Goulburn. N.S.W. 2580 Australia
  +61 418649350

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